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About Central Point American. (Central Point, Or.) 1925-1927 | View This Issue
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
STATE MARKET AGENT NEWS
An Efficient Department
One o f the most active and e ffi
cient department under the state
market agent— the scope and benefit
of which are not sufficiently appre
ciated— is the weights and measures
department, an organization that
stands bewteen the people and short
weights and measures, and a depart
ment that is ever ready to investi
gate and adjust any complaint from
the weighing of lumber to measuring
a milk bottle.
The last quarterly report filed with
the state market agent shows that
3,225 scales were inspected, some
permanently condemned and some
for repairs. There were 426 linear
measures reported on and 2800
liquid measures. Tests were made o f
1315 oil pumps and 734 gas pumps.
There were 7402 inspections o f boxes
basqets and sacks o f fruit, vegetables
feed, flour and sugar; 36,360 inspec
tions of milk bottles; 32.225 differ
ent pieces o f bedding and many in
spections of butter, lard, bread, hay,
There is no complaint to samll for
this department to investigate. The
officials will inspect a box o f ber
ries or weigh a load of hay, t> * a
pint milk bottle or measure a car
load o f wood. There is prompt ser
vice and absence of red tape in the
Seven Hard Years.
For seven years farmers have fur
nished cheap food for cities— that is
cheap at the farm— and the result
is there is a steady movement from
the farm to the cities, says State
Market gent Spence— a transfer o f
there is shown a decrease in crop
country wealth to the cities and
towns. Just how long this can con
tinue and the cities remain prosper
ous is speculation, but ultimately it
is bound to react. With the purchas
ing power decreased on one-third of
the population, the cities cannot
permanently prosper, for when class
prospers at the expense of another
there cannot be stable conditions.
The U. S. bureau o f argicultural
economics states that for the first
time in the history o f this nation
acreage, the direct cause o f which
is the agricultural depression o f the
past five or six years. The depart
ment states that between the years
1919 and 1924 there was a reduc
tion of about 19 million acres of
harvested crops. Between 1899 and
1909 there was an increase o f 28
million acres; from 1909 to 1919
Must Obey the Law.
the increase was 45 million acres. In
State Market Agent Spence is the past five years crop land has de
after the potato peddlers in Portland creased five per cent while the p-,^-
who sell Yakima stock without com ulation has increased eight per cent.
plying with the state law requiring
the seller’s name and the grade of
Nation’s Biggest 'ndustry.
the stock to be stenciled on the
Agriculture leads all business in
sack. In every arrest there has been the amount o f capital invested,
conviction and fines.
amounting to approximately $78,-
Decrease in Farm Acreage.
about $44,500,000,000' railroads $21,
000,000,000; banks $2,600,000,000
and life insurance companies $ !,-
250,000. When the largest industry
o f the world is depressed, general
prosperity cannot long continue. The
incoming congress will again be con
fronted with demands that agricul
ture be given aid to put it on equal
footing with other industries.
EXPERIENCE PAYS— YOU BET!
A machine broke down.
erator, the foreman, and the plant
engineer couldn't start it.
The expert took one quick look at
the machine, tapped it several times
with a hammer, and told the opera
tor to start it.
His bill was $250.
superintendent asked for an itemised
statement, he got this:
Tipping with hammer, $1.00.
Knowing whereto tap, $249.00.
Every piece is genuine quality brand— “ The W orld’s Best” Aluminum Ware— stamped from thick, tough, hard
99 per cent pure Aluminum, and guaranteed for 20 years.
M a k e Youi
THE MOST IDEAL WARE FOR COOKING
You’ll be amazed at the royal richness— the marvelous
mirror-like beauty of this remarkable set. No wonder it
9% Inch Colanders
is found in the most e.elusive homes— among people of
the most refined tastes. No illustration can possibly do
this Aluminum Ware justice— you must see it!
seamless and sanitary finish.
Every piece so light to
handle, but not flimsy— all made of heavy guage alumin-
6 cup Pannelled Coffee Percolat’s
THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR
Your dollar is still the almighty dollar at this store.
Come in and see how much you can buy for a dollar.
You’ll find tremendous value here. Every item demands
Heavy Weight Roaster
14 Qt. Lipped Preserving Kettles
1 Qt. Double Boilers
3Vi Qt. Tea Kettles
3 Qt. Pannelled Colonial Kettles
1 Qt. Lipped Sauce Pans
SEE OUR DISPLAY
Just step into our store and see our display. Complete Al uminum cooking equipment may now be selected from
our display at a remarkable saving.
W. O. C LEEVER
W. O. C. LEEVER